The Writers Panel

An in-depth chat Jonathan Katz and Tom Snyder, co-creators of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist. We talk about that watershed show for Comedy Central, as well as the Snyder-produced Home Movies, “Squiggle-vision,” Katz's stand-up and the WB sitcom he created starring Bob Saget, and Katz and Snyder's latest collaboration, Explosion Bus, which can be seen at http://www.explosionbus.com/ (the new season of which begins Sept 18).

Enormous thanks to Tom Wickersham, of Katz's team, who tracked me down while I was in Boston and arranged this interview before anyone could decline.

Direct download: NWP55_Katz_1.mp3
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Breaking Bad season five in review! Showrunner/creator Vince Gilligan and writers Peter Gould, Sam Catlin, George Mastras, Gennifer Hutchison, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett and Gordon Smith talk about their take on the AMC series' fifth season. Spoilers contained herein!

Recorded September 5, 2012.

Direct download: NWP54_Breaking_Bad.mp3
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The "Stages of TV Writer" panel from the ATX Television Festival: Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights; Parenthood); Hardy Janson and Evan Miller (Hook Ups). Recorded June 2, 2012.

Direct download: NWP53_Stages_of_TV_Writer.mp3
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An in depth chat with Andrew Bujalski, writer-director of such films as Funny Ha-Ha (forerunner of the so-called “mumblecore” movement), Mutual Appreciation, Beeswax, and the upcoming Computer Chess. Recorded June 7, 2012.

Direct download: NWP52_Andrew_Bujalski.mp3
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“Book to TV Series” panel from the ATX Television Festival. David Hudgins (Friday Night Lights); Bob Levy (Alloy Entertainment: The Lying Game, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl); Julie Plec (co-creator, The Vampire Diaries); Michael Rauch (creator, Love Monkey). Moderated by Meg Masters of TVLine. Recorded June 2, 2012.

Direct download: NWP51_Book_to_Series.mp3
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TV Fantasy Goes Mainstream” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jeff Davis (creator, Teen Wolf and Criminal Minds); Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; BSG; Buffy); Richard Hatem (creator, Miracles; Grimm); Jose Molina (Firefly; Terra Nova; Vampire Diaries); Ben Edlund (creator, The Tick; Firefly; Supernatural). Recorded June 2, 2012.

Direct download: NWP50_TV_Fantasy_Goes_Mainstream.mp3
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“Women on TV” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time; Husbands; BSG; Buffy); Liz Tigelaar (Nashville; Revenge; creator, Life Unexpected); Erica Messer (showrunner, Criminal Minds). Moderated by Meg Masters of TVLine. Recorded June 2, 2012.

Direct download: NWP49__Women_on_TV__panel_from_the_ATX.mp3
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Animation celebration! Swampy Marsh & Dan Povenmire (creators, Phineas & Ferb); Meghan McCarthy (head writer, My Little Pony; Class of 3000); Tim McKeon (Adventure Time; Fish Hooks). Recorded May 6, 2012.

Direct download: NWP48_Animation.mp3
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“Creators” panel from the ATX Television Festival. Noah Hawley (creator, the Unusuals); Kyle Killen (creator, Awake and Lone Star); Kevin Biegel (co-creator, Cougar Town), Mark Schwahn (creator, One Tree Hill), Liz Tigelaar (creator, Life Unexpected). Moderated by Jordan Levin (former CEO, the WB; co-founder, Generate; Alloy Ent.). Recorded June 2, 2012.

Direct download: NWP47__Creators__Panel.mp3
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Comic books and cartoons! With Len Wein (creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing, Human Target, and tons more); Ed Brubaker (Fatale; Criminal; Sleeper; Captain America); and Jackson Publick (co-creator, The Venture Brothers). Recorded April 29, 2012.

Direct download: NWP46_Len_Wein_Ed_Brubaker_and_Jackson_Publick.mp3
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